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Seventh Gear (Connie 1000 Bevel Gear drive)

Ducky Dog Apr 11, 2018

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    :hello:It was a construction fault, we should urge Kawi for a recall...only 30 years ago.:rotf:
     
  2. Ducky Dog

    Ducky Dog Active Member

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    I am really surprised more folks havnt converted their out drives to this setup
     
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    Harriminator Senior Member

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  5. R. J.

    R. J. Senior Member

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    :hello: :Laughing4:.
     
  6. prfixer

    prfixer Senior Member Supporting Member

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    You should probably just go ahead and buy a Concours, that high gearing would kill what we love the ZL's for!
     
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  7. Ducky Dog

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    I had called that guy and he told me to buy the connie outdrive as it would get it up Approx 8% from stock zl9
    and save me some money
     
  8. R. J.

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    :hello: Did shouldofbeenengineering say what they do to the connie bevel gear to gain 12% higher gearing. $500 is steep.
     
  9. RLTherio

    RLTherio Well-Known Member

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    I will have to guess that he changed the bevel gears. I tried to find out what the teeth count was but to no avail.
     
  10. Ducky Dog

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    All is well so far with the connie out drive with one exception,,,,,
    the water pump o ring I got from partzilla seems to be seeping oil (dam it)
    I figure they are not clued in on the proper thickness of the o ring
    I have a set of metric o rings so I will pull the water pump and see if I have a thicker one that will work
    anyone have this happen to them?
     
  11. R. J.

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    :hello: Did you wipe off any oil that might of been on the hole as to were the water pump goes into the motor.
     
  12. Ducky Dog

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    Hi RJ
    Yes the whole area was cleaned
    installed bevel gear housing
    installed waterpump with new "oiled " oring
    water pipe and hose
    clutch pusher ,,,,, etc

    I realy think I got an undersized oring,,, It had a oil leak in the same spot before I did the work but it was very minor , never hit the floor
    now it is much more
    I will look into it tomorrow AM
     
  13. Ducky Dog

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    well I was so intent on checking into it I tore into it this afternoon
    I found the o ring was correct and sealed good but I found the inner seal at the shaft was out of place. It looked un damaged but it didnt want to stay in place (it kept slipping out) so I cleaned it with carb cleaner pushed it in half way then I ran a bead of super glue around it and pushed it in the rest of the way,,,,, presto! (got to love that super glue)
    reassembled everything and so far no drips
    tomorrow I will take her out and shake her down
     
  14. R. J.

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    :hello: I use ultra black gasket maker when I put the oil seal in a water pump. In pic the seal is in upside down. The spring side of the oil seal faces in. IMG_6120.JPG
     
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  15. Ducky Dog

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    Thank you brother
     
  16. R. J.

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    :hello: No problem. I'm glad to help out. :notworthy:.
     
  17. Ducky Dog

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    50 miles and no leak
    all better
     
  18. R. J.

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    :hello: Good deal. :notworthy:. The next time do not use super glue it looses it's tensile strength under heat & dries up.
     
  19. Ducky Dog

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    But it was guerrilla super glue:headbang:
    LOL
     
  20. R. J.

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    :hello: But it's not garolla super gasket maker. :laughing7:.
     

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